Loon Lake Campground

The Loon Lake campground is approximately 20 miles northwest of Libby on raod 471. The campground has 4 sites (two with tent pads), tables and fire rings and able to accommodate up to a 20' rv. Campground roads and parking spurs are gravel and native material. Amenities include a vault toilet, an undeveloped access for small boats.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is managed from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but is available all year to visitors. Access is dependent upon weather conditions.
Reservations: All sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees: $0.00 Pack in/Pack out
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit on all National Forest System Lands. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. Lighting of fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands.
Closest Towns: Libby, Montana
Water: No Potable water at the site
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Directions: From Libby, follow Hwy 37 north to Pipe Creek road 567 and take a right. Follow the Pipe Creek road for 17 miles, turn left onto Seventeen mile road 471 and follow for approximately 3 miles. The campground will be on your left.  Dump facilities, showers, laundry, gas, ice and store are located in Libby.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

 Loon Lake is a perfect lake for canoeing and fishing. The lake is 26 acres in size with an average depth of 5 feet. The deepest point in the lake is 25 feet. West slope cutthroat trout is the most common fish caught, but other species are present.

Visit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site for fishing regulations.

Boating - Motorized

Loon Lake is 25.9 acres in size. Therefore limiting it to a no-wake lake.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks regulate all watercraft operating on public lakes and reservoirs that are 35 acres or fewer are limited to a no-wake speed.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Be Bear Aware!
    Montana is bear country! Learn about bears and safe practices while visiting the Kootenai
  • Food Storage Order
    A food storage order signed in 2022 requires food storage practice across the Forest to reduce the potential for human-wildlife encounters
  • Know Before You Go OffSite Link

    Regardless of the activity, always be prepared! Stay informed of current conditions and follow safe practices when enjoying your National Forests

  • Leave No Trace OffSite Link

    Visitors are asked to practice Leave No Trace principles while on the Kootenai National Forests to help maintain this abundant ecosystem and sustainable recreation.

  • Weed Free Forage
    It is a violation of rule (FS) and law (State of Montana) to utilize forage or mulch materials that contain the seeds of noxious weeds


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